Facebook for Android 1.6 introduces video uploads


Facebook unveiled version 1.6 of its mobile social networking application for Android devices, highlighted by the addition of video upload capabilities. Users may now post video clips directly to their Facebook profiles from within the Android app. The free solution also touts news feed improvements and adds limited support for Pages.

Facebook 1.6 - Android

Facebook for Android 1.6 runs on devices supporting Android 1.5 and up.

Facebook for Android 1.6 runs on devices supporting Android 1.5 and up.

More than 250 million consumers worldwide are now actively using Facebook's mobile products across all platforms, up from 65 million a year ago. Facebook is the second most popular application among Android users, with 45 percent accessing the app every 30 days according to Nielsen--only Google Maps ranks higher, and just barely (46 percent).

Insiders say Facebook is currently developing an HTML5-based mobile platform optimized for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad but designed to circumvent the App Store distribution channel, giving Facebook far greater control over the user experience. TechCrunch reports the initiative, known internally as Project Spartan, will initially target Apple's mobile Safari browser, but over time will expand to other operating systems, including Android.

The mobile web solution will include a drop-down menu featuring various Facebook and partner applications--clicking an app loads it from the appropriate server, complete with a Facebook wrapper that integrates key social media functions. The mobile platform also will integrate the Facebook Credits virtual currency solution, enabling developers and publishers to monetize their efforts via premium application sales and in-app purchases.

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